WDAM Guest Editorial- Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee

During this Black History Month I am reminded of what Dr. Benjamin Mays, late President of Morehouse College said:

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.

It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture.

It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for.

Our success in the future lies in how much you, our young people are convinced to dream. We need you to reach as high and as wide as you can imagine and grab as much of this world as you can.

Don't be limited by the boundaries or obstacles that you see or feel. Don't let anyone or anything cloud your vision, you can achieve anything and everything that you desire. You can have the dreams of your heart; all you have to do is see it in your mind and it is yours.